Ecological studies of family life

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Wiley, May 11, 1987 - Psychology - 206 pages
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Considers why psychology has neglected the ?family? and offers an evaluation of existing theories of family behavior. Critiques general system theory and its applications in research and clinical contexts. Describes participant observation of family life as noted by researchers who lived in a family's home for extended periods and observed family interaction.

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a critical evaluation
18
Some theories of family behaviour
34
Benefits and problems of the participant observation
64
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About the author (1987)

Rudi Dallos is Research Director of Clinical Psychology Training and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Plymouth.

Arlene Vetere is based at the University of Surrey.

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